A North Carolina woman was killed after the SUV she was riding in crashed on private property, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. She was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Neither the driver nor passenger were wearing a seat belt.
Drunk driving accidents occur far too often in the United States. According to the CDC, 28 people die in alcohol-related crashes every day. That equates to one death every 53 minutes. Every two minutes, a person is injured by a drunk driver.
Victims and their families have a right to receive compensation for injuries and deaths caused by a drunk driver. In many cases, the litigation process can take months, if not years, to conclude and a settlement to be paid. During this time, the issue of being able to pay the bills may become an issue, one that could drastically affect how a case progresses. Plaintiffs in these situations may be eligible for a litigation funding.
Litigation funding is a lawsuit cash advance that eases the pressure to settle early and inexpensively. It also gives the plaintiff’s attorney the precious time needed to obtain the fairest possible result. The non-recourse cash advance can be used to pay medical expenses, funeral expenses, mortgage payments, tuition, car payments, grocery bills or ongoing daily living expenses. There are no restrictions on using the cash advance.
When a plaintiff applies for funding, the legal finance company will review pertinent documentation to determine the merits of the case. Once approved and a contract signed, funds can be available to the plaintiff within 24-48 hours. There is no credit check, no employment verification and no payments until the case settles. If the case is lost, there is no repayment obligation.
If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident and the bills won’t stop piling up, consider litigation funding. As in any industry, all legal finance companies are not equal. It is important to do some research and ask questions to determine if litigation funding would be beneficial to you and your case.